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Kivuto Cloud combats shelfware

Combating Shelfware in Education

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Shelfware is a common issue in many large organization, and educational institutions are no exception. And while it’s not surprising that schools occasionally over-order software, what is surprising is the extent of the problem.

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EDUCAUSE top 10 issues in education

EDUCAUSE’S Top 10 IT Issues in Education: The Final Five

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Over the past few months, we’ve been looking at Educause’s 2019 list of the top ten IT priorities in higher education. From Information Security Strategy to Digital Integrations, we’ve looked at the top five items individually and in detail. Now let’s look at the final five IT goals together – and at how Kivuto can help schools achieve them. The Importance of Data Spots six and eight on EDUCAUSE’s list both relate to the value of data (#6: Data-Enabled Institutions,…

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Adobe Identity Types: Which is Best for Your Institution?

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Adobe Creative Cloud agreements support several methods of identifying and licensing users. These identity types define ownership and control of user accounts, data, and enterprise features. When a school makes the transition to offering named-user licenses for Adobe Creative Cloud through the Adobe Admin Console, one of the first things they need to consider is which ID type will best fit their organization’s needs. But what is the best identity type for schools? To answer this question, let’s look at…

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Kivuto Cloud: Integrated Systems

The Importance of Digital Integration in Higher Education

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We’re midway through Educause’s list of the top 10 IT issues in higher education for 2019. Our fifth installment examines the importance and challenges of digital integration for school IT teams.

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Student Centered Academic Institutions

Technology’s Role in Creating Student-Centered Academic Institutions

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Welcome to part four of our blog series on Educause’s top ten IT issues affecting higher education. In this installment, we’ll look at how technology can help institutions become more student-centered. More and more institutions are moving from the teacher-centered approach that has historically characterized higher education to a more student-focused model.  The emphasis is now on the student perspective and on fostering academic success. This shift could be attributable to declining graduation rates among higher-ed students. Reduced government funding…

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Overcoming Data Privacy Issues in Higher Education

Overcoming Data Privacy Issues in Higher Education

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Welcome to part 3 of our blog series in which we discuss Educause’s Top 10 IT issues. In this blog we are focusing on Privacy, the challenges it creates for IT professionals in Higher Ed, and how some of these challenges can be addressed. Data privacy is about how sensitive data is collected and handled by institutions, who it is shared with, and for what purposes. For a discussion on the related topic of data security, please see here. Why…

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Why is Student Success Such a Difficult Objective for Higher Ed Institutions to Achieve?

Why Has Student Success Become Such A Challenging Objective for Higher Education IT Teams?

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If you were asked, “what drives student success?”, you probably wouldn’t be able to come up with just one definite answer.  However, what everyone would unanimously agree upon is the role technology plays in facilitating student success. For higher education institutions, student success is an objective they must prioritize if they want to maintain a reputation of excellence. With technology having permeated every facet of students’ lives, it has become imperative for institutions to understand the impact of this evolution…

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Information Security Strategy - Top IT issue for Higher Ed

Information Security Strategy – The Top IT Issue for Higher Education

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While digital technology has unarguably ushered in a wonderful innovation in teaching and learning methodologies, it has also brought with it a unique set of risks and challenges. As higher education institutions are becoming increasingly technology enabled, they are now faced with the additional responsibility of protecting the sensitive data they possess. This is a very real concern – one that cannot be taken lightly. Recent studies1 suggest that of all industries, education ranks third in information security breaches. Across…

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How Can Higher Ed IT Teams Improve Academic Resource Adoption Rates?

How Can Higher Ed IT Teams Improve Academic Resource Adoption Rates?

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In today’s world, digital literacy and digital equity are being acknowledged as the main drivers of student success for any educational institution. While digital literacy is “generating a deeper understanding of the digital environment,”1 digital equity is about “ensuring equal access to technology.”2 As higher ed institutions work to leverage technology to achieve these two important goals, the main impediment to their success is the low resource adoption rate by students. Want more than a summary? Enter your name and…

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Addressing the Time and Cost Management Challenges in Higher Education

Addressing The Time and Cost Management Challenges for Higher Ed IT teams

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Managing digital access to learning tools in the shortest possible time has become a pre-requisite of the digital age we are in today. This rings especially true in the context of higher education where universities are increasingly dependent on technology to provide leaner, faster and safer services, which can in turn take them closer to their goal of becoming a data-enabled institution. Compounding this challenge for universities is the high cost of technology itself and the risk of valuable resources…

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